Seeing the fall colors was the inspiration my sister and I had for travelling to the beautiful states of New Hampshire and Vermont. It was a full packed journey with meeting lots of friends along the way.
We visited Anne and John in Seekonk, Massachusetts, who took us, among other things, to Providence for a short and sweet history tour and on a gorgeous sunset boat tour on the Narragansett Bay seeing all ten-lighthouses.
In Maine while visiting the Acadian National park we met with Bruce and Barbera. Barb is part of my Quantity sketching group and also a talented Metal Clay artist. We went lobster fishing to catch our diner and in the morning Barb and I played in her studio.
Later we met at Lake Sunapee NH a part of the Greater Boston Metal Clay Chapter. Playing with felt and Metal Clay, inspired discussions and a competition in a hilarious card game. So grateful that they planned their retreat around our visiting time.
While we visited Boston to learn from the colonist history by walking the history Trail we met Lori in a cocktail bar. For a full fun packed hour Lori, my sister and I had a wonderful conversation.
Then a day on Cape Cod; from the manmade Canal to Provincetown. Some history about the Pilgrims first encounter with America and looking at the Atlantic waves. We could see at Juliette's place that Cape Cod must be a delightful place to spent the holidays.
To fully understand the colonist period we visited Plimoth Pilgrim Plantation and the Mayflower. It must have been a hell of a job to try making a living of the land for those first colonists coming from England. Lucky for them that the native Americans taught them a few things. Like how to grow mais and make food out of it. It was fun talking to the re-enactors living in the village. They even spoke a little bit of old Dutch!
In two state parks we spent a lot of time: The White Mountains in New Hampshire and the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Here Nature was our friend. Sparkling waterfalls, mountains covered with trees dressed in fall colors and mystic misty lakes with shores we could relax on.
And yes, we did find the fall colors. What a delightful inspiration for the next months!